IRA's Blog

The website/podcast for recovered alcoholics who love to run and/or runners who may be potential or real alcoholics...but also a great resource for runners without an alcohol problem and alcoholics without a running problem. :)

Yes it’s true, I’m one of those who believe that Alcoholics Anonymous was and continues to be a gift from God, or if you prefer, our Creator.  When a person learns about the history of...

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When we first come into Alcoholics Anonymous, we are generally scared, hopeless, lonely, and usually very unaware of what AA is and how it works.  Unless of course, we have been exposed to it through...

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Often in AA, the only thing a newcomer hears or remembers hearing when they first come in is “you don’t have to drink ever again.” Because we are like drowning men and women about to...

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So you have a 50 Km trail race planned and you signed up for it about four weeks in advance. You actually ran the 50 Mile course there last year and enjoyed the scenery, the race, and you placed 4th overall. This 50 Km run is in preparation for a 120 Km+ race that is coming up in 3 weeks and you are looking forward to testing your fitness. As a matter of fact, you have been doing long runs on this very course for 6 weeks leading up to it.

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